Columns

Dad cuisine (frozen Snickers)

April 21, 2016

My father was not the cook in our family. One time my mother was quite ill, and my dad gathered me and my sisters, ruefully telling us, “Well kids, I guess we don’t eat dinner tonight.” My poor mom, within earshot, dragged herself out of ...

Army hospital served by 'angels of mercy'

April 21, 2016

Tom Kirvan Legal News, Editor-in-Chief Decades ago, when the Vietnam War was still raging and American casualties were mounting, Fitzsimons Army Medical Center near Denver was the hospital site where most of the wounded were sent for medical treatment. It ...

Attorney discipline: Special concerns for patent lawyers

April 21, 2016

Thomas Hallin, Fishman Stewart PLLC Almost 40 years ago, an old-time lawyer I was litigating against lamented during one of the breaks, “The practice of law isn’t what it used to be.” What would he say today? The adage that “if you ...

A tent vs. jail cell, you make the call

April 21, 2016

By Marie E. Matyjaszek I renewed my license tabs, and noticed that if my plate was 10 years or older, it had to be replaced to ensure that it was legible. MCL 257.225(2) states a registration plate shall be “in a place and position that is clearly visible…maintained ...

Stinky Spice

April 21, 2016

Nick Roumel A few months back I bought two Indian cookbooks. For me, these are not just new recipes, but different techniques altogether. Recently I tried my hand at spicy baby eggplant, with a side of spinach bread. I had to read each recipe several times ...

Take balanced approach to business writing: Too much is not good, not enough is also bad

April 21, 2016

David Anderson, The Daily Record Newswire Most non-lawyers are well-steeped in two legal principles: possession is nine-tenths of the law and an agreement that is not reduced to writing never happened. Neither principle is entirely accurate, but each provides ...